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At anchor on the east coast of Conception Island

Yachts only anchor on the east side to shelter from the westerly winds during the passage of a cold front. At other times this side of the island is too rough and offers no protection from prevailing winds.

The east beach, Conception Island

Looking inland over the mangroves

At anchor on the east coast of Conception Island

At anchor on the east coast of Conception Island

The long white sand beach on the east coast of Conception Island

The long white sand beach on the east coast of Conception Island

The oil exploration vessel Louis J Goulot

She went adrift in the Atlantic in a hurricane in summer 2004 and reappeared here on the Bahama Banks in January 2005. Waiting for a tug to take her back to the US.

At anchor on the west coast of Conception Island

Feeding time

These two very tame and comical trunkfish could be fed by hand. They visited all the yachts anchored in West Bay.

Trunkfish

West Bay

Exploring the mangrove lagoon inside Conception

We found juvenile turtles, nurse sharks, barracuda and many other species of juvenile fish in this tidal lagoon.

Exploring the mangrove lagoon inside Conception

Exploring the mangrove lagoon inside Conception

Mangrove trees growing on the tidal sand bank

Mangrove trees growing on the tidal sand bank

Mangrove trees growing on the tidal sand bank

Mangrove trees growing on the tidal sand bank

Looking towards the lagoon entrance to Exuma Sound.

Squacco Heron (we think)

Mangroves taking root

The area around the roots provides a hiding place for very young fish.

Mangroves

North coast of Conception Island

North coast of Conception Island

North coast of Conception Island

Looking inland over mangrove lagoon.

North coast of Conception Island

Rocky limestone cliffs and Atlantic Ocean.

North coast of Conception Island

North coast of Conception Island

Looking over to Booby Cay on the north east corner of Coception Island.

North coast of Conception Island

North coast of Conception Island

North coast of Conception Island

A strange tree

North coast of Conception Island

North coast of Conception Island

A very secluded beach on the north coast. Due to the shallow water and numerous coral heads this bay can only be reached by following a trail overland.

North coast of Conception Island

Expanse of white sandy beach

North coast of Conception Island

North coast of Conception Island

Flotsam which comes ashore builds up on the Atlantic coast beaches. Plastic containers of all shapes and colours, nets, shoes and all sorts of other garbage is washed up on the beach and collects above the high tide mark.

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